This week’s issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of practising the techniques that you use to manage students’ behaviour

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This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of pupils and teachers having basic communication skills

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We examine the importance of mutual support and the ability to request help from your colleagues read more

This week, we look at how schools could approach the enduring issue of behaviour management with a view to improvement. We also highlight a new document aimed at raising standards of teaching, learning and leadership

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This issue focuses on the importance of teachers being emotionally aware in order to set a good example. This requires the ability to assess how their actions (body language, gestures etc.) are perceived by pupils

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This issue of Behaviour Matters looks at the importance of instilling discipline across the entire school and provides you with practical information on creating an effective learning environment read more

This issue focuses on the importance of teaching pupils the basics of good behaviour in the classroom read more

Tips for dealing with persistent bad behaviour from pupils and interventions to help you manage pupils who continually disrupt lessons

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This issue outlines some of the important issues surrounding the emergence of conflicts and provides you with practical ideas to help resolve them read more

Empathy is central to the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) initiatives, and this week’s Behaviour Matters aims to help you create an environment conducive to teaching empathy skills to your pupils read more

Behaviour Matters focuses on establishing some ‘serotonin time’ during lessons, which will have a positive effect on the mood of pupils, engage them in the learning processes and act as a catalyst for work read more

This issue looks at anger management – recognising the triggers of emotional build-ups and using techniques to manage emotions

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We examine how to resolve classroom behavioural problems without inciting further escalation read more

This Behaviour Matters deals with the use of non-verbal cues for classroom management, suggesting practical solutions to instil discipline without having to raise your voice

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How can peer pressure can be used as a positive classroom technique to improve behaviour? Behaviour Matters provides some proactive and reactive tactics read more

Behaviour Matters argues the case for allowing some flexibility in your behaviour management strategies, especially at stressful and hectic times of the school year, such as the end of term

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When dealing with challenging behaviour, it is important to step back and look at the ‘bigger picture’. Behaviour Matters discusses why this will have a positive influence read more

Behaviour Matters explores how you can help your students to make the right choices, helping to improve behaviour in your classroom read more

Disruption comes in many forms, one of the most dreaded being questions unrelated to what is being taught. Behaviour Matters delves into this reoccurring problem to seek a positive solution. read more

Behaviour Matters provides tips for achieving effective communication in school read more

With Anti-Bullying Week approaching, Behaviour Matters provides tips on how to make your classrooms bully-free

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Behaviour Matters explores the importance of being a positive role model in teaching read more

Each of us is affected by our own environment. Behaviour Matters explores the importance of well-being and the effects it can have on behaviour in the classroom read more

Every child with a behaviour problem can be a useful source of information – clear and structured observations can provide feedback on the efficacy of IEPs or classroom management strategies read more

Behaviour Matters explains why it’s important to break down the separate activities within a lesson into clear time slots read more

Whatever the reason, if you are using or issuing a warning, both you and the student must be fully aware of what the warning indicates read more

SENCO Week looks at behavioural, emotional and social development (BESD)

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Do you send pupils out of the classroom as part of your behaviour management plan? If you do, there are a number of things that are worth considering if this consequence is to have any effective long-term outcomes read more

The new school term is a great time to consider your techniques of behaviour management and review your classroom management of last year

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There are two sides to the problem of staff cover – the emotional upset you experience when you realise you are not well enough to be at work, and the practical difficulties your absence generates read more

The sharing of skills and experiences with colleagues can be a rich vein of potential learning opportunities and, in the right environment, is surprisingly easy to promote read more

Clear, taught strategies for attracting and holding attention can help to create a calm and ordered learning environment

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From a very early age, children begin to learn and understand the complicated signs and signals of non-verbal communication

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Some of the new titles for support staff have increased or caused confusion and mystery for teachers, parents and pupils read more

Lunchtime should be an enjoyable social occasion – a time when all those skills learnt in the classroom can be put to practical use and extend the learning environment into the playground read more

Making the assumption that academic, everyday and special occasion behaviours were all taught by your pupils’ previous teacher, will leave you feeling frustrated and annoyed read more

How can eradicating detention lead to a decrease in challenging behaviour? Geraldine Rowe describes how her discovery of choice theory caused her to rethink her approach to discipline

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Crispin Andrews speaks to practitioners in order to examine the challenges and the opportunities for pupils with SEBD in PE

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Multi-agency working to support vulnerable young people can be an important strand of extended school provision, says Lisa McClarence, who gives an overview of the counselling work she does in schools

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Working in a multi-agency environment to positively engage targeted young people, Paul Rogers explains why no two days are ever the same

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In early years especially, boys should not be forced into a “girl-like” model of learning, explains Steve Mynard

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Primary learning mentor Ayub Malik explains why he is proud to be working with children experiencing barriers to learning

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Shiraz Chakera, professional networks manager for the GTCE, describes how the Engage Network has supported early career teachers in coping with a major concern – classroom behaviour

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A school’s approach to internal disputes is a test of its commitment to justice, equity and peace. Jeremy Cunningham shows how schools can ensure ‘just’ disciplinary procedures, which are compatible with Human Rights Act, ECM and the Healthy Schools Standard, and can be applied across the school

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Successful discipline is as much about positive reinforcement as it is about punishing bad behaviour. Ingrid Sutherland looks at the latest good practice

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OU lecturer John Ralston explains how teachers undertaking practitioner research into behaviour management for their Open University course have produced real change in their schools read more

Get set for a raft of changes to legislation and guidance — including rules on use of force, searching and confiscation, writes Ingrid Sutherland

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Lynn Cousins looks at everyday behaviour management and behaviour policy and considers what the future holds in this area read more

How can we help young people deal better with the losses they experience? Secondary drama teacher and SEAL coordinator Julie Leoni reflects on her own experiences read more

Pupil discipline provisions enshrined in the Education and Inspections Act 2006 came into force in April 2007. Solicitor Dai Durbridge interprets what these measures will mean for work in schools

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